Offering resources, referrals, consultations and counseling services on the issues that concern military families.
For many military parents, finding a safe and fun environment for their school-age children is a priority. The military’s youth and teen programs help fill the gap in a family’s care needs during summer break, holidays, and before-and after-school hours. Programs vary by service branch and installation, but most installations have a program for school-age children, as well as a youth center with organized activities.
As a military spouse you are likely to move many times, which means that finding a job and building a career can be a challenge. Fortunately, several programs and organizations exist to help military spouses seeking employment. The Military Spouse Preference program (MSP), established under the Military Family Act of 1985, offers employment placement preference in Department of Defense (DoD) civilian personnel positions to military spouses who meet certain criteria. The program applies to DoD vacancies only, and there are variations and exceptions that allow local hiring authorities to tailor their policies to meet their requirements
The Family Readiness System (FRS) is the network of programs, services, people, and agencies, and the collaboration among them, that promotes the readiness and quality of life of service members and their families. The services available through the FRS can help you develop new skills and tackle life’s challenges - in every stage of military life.
Every year, millions of people become the victims of identity theft, and repairing the damage is costly in terms of time, money and peace of mind. The best way to avoid being a victim is to be aware of the dangers and proactive about protecting your identity and finances. Taking these steps is a great place to start.